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Title: Some Thoughts on the Near-Future Digital Mathematics Library (English)
Author: Bouche, Thierry
Language: English
Journal: Towards Digital Mathematics Library. Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 27th, 2008
Issue: 2008
Pages: 3-15
Category: math
Summary: The mathematicians’ Digital mathematics library (DML) summarises the generous project that all mathematics ever published should end up in digital form so that it would be more easily referenced, accessed, used. This concept was formulated at the very beginning of this century, and yielded a lot of international activity that culminated around years 2002–2005. While it is estimated that a substantial part of the existing math literature is already available in some digital format, nothing looking like one digital mathematics library has emerged, but a multiplicity of competing electronic offers, with unique standards, features, business models, access policies, etc. The millenium’s appealing idea has become a new Tower of Babel. After a quick overview of the idiosyncrasies of mathematical literature with a historical perspective, we discuss strategies toward the implementation of a possibly tiny subset of the DML. (English)
Keyword: digital mathematics library: policy & implementation
Keyword: AMS Digital Mathematics Registry
Keyword: Zentralblatt MATH
Keyword: Mathematical Reviews
Keyword: ERAM
Keyword: SEALS
MSC: 68P99
MSC: 68U10
MSC: 68U15
idZBL: Zbl 1170.68483
Date available: 2011-07-18T09:16:57Z
Last updated: 2012-08-27
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